Summer Home Security Tips before TravelingBy Robert Siciliano June 20, 2012 | 10:00 AMPosted in: DIY Safety, Family
As you pack your car for your next road trip,
realize someone’s probably watching.
Burglars watch. They look for signs you are
traveling. They look for outside lights on 24 hours a day. They look for dark
homes inside at nighttime. They look for no car in the driveway, mail and newspapers
piled up or uncut grass that’s three weeks overgrown. And they look to
see you packing your car before a trip. A bad neighbor or his bad seed of a kid
may be peering through their windows when you pack. That kid may end up in your
house hours after you leave.
Contrary to what some might suggest, I’ve never
thought it was a good idea to place your name on a “stop mail” list at the
post office. Because some crack head postal employee now has a list of
It’s the same thing with stopping delivery of your
newspaper. Once you are on that list, it is known you are away.
The best case scenario for both issues is to have a
trusted friend, family member or neighbor grab your mail and newspaper for you.
Never list your vacation plans on social media. The
last thing you need to be doing on Facebook is telling the world you are 2000
Here are a few home security tips
to help protect your home while you are on vacation:
Pack your car in your garage or late at night under
the cover of darkness.
Use timers on indoor and outdoor lights.
Let a trusted neighbor and the police know you are
Unplug garage door openers.
Have a neighbor park their car in your driveway.
Have a landscaper mow your lawn.
Don’t share your travel plans on social media
or on a voicemail outgoing message.
Lock everything of significant value in a safe.
Invest in a home
security camera system and home security alarm
Robert Siciliano personal and home security
specialist to Home Security Source
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